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I was at a friends house the other night troubleshooting a problem with someones motherboard. I saw his cpu cooler, contained heatpipes, and he asks, "what are those little copper tubes?" I simply told him, "well those are heat pipes." And then I was stumped by the question, "well what do they do?" So here it is...what do the heatpipes actually do?? are they just transfering heat from the cpu to the copper heatsink fins???
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Originally Posted by GomerPyle42
I was at a friends house the other night troubleshooting a problem with someones motherboard. I saw his cpu cooler, contained heatpipes, and he asks, "what are those little copper tubes?" I simply told him, "well those are heat pipes." And then I was stumped by the question, "well what do they do?" So here it is...what do the heatpipes actually do?? are they just transfering heat from the cpu to the copper heatsink fins???
The heat pipes are actually filled with fluid that helps transfer heat. As the fluid heats up, it becomes gaseous and rises. If you google it, you can find a much deeper explanation, but that's the basics of it. They're not simply hollow pipes.
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Yes, I do recall hearing about them being filled with some type of fluid, and my friend mentioned that too. Thanks for the little bit of info provided.!
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Heatpipes have a special liquid in them that travel to and fro via a wick.

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